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CLONES FILM FESTIVAL

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4 Nov 2017 Comments Off on CLONES FILM FESTIVAL
CLONES FILM FESTIVAL

LOCAL BUSINESSMAN EXPRESSED DISMAY AS ULSTER BANK SHUTS DOWN IN COOTEHILL

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14 Sep 2017 Comments Off on LOCAL BUSINESSMAN EXPRESSED DISMAY AS ULSTER BANK SHUTS DOWN IN COOTEHILL
LOCAL BUSINESSMAN EXPRESSED DISMAY AS ULSTER BANK SHUTS DOWN IN COOTEHILL

By MICHAEL McDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie ULSTER BANK severed its local branch link with Cootehill in decisive fashion on Friday last, its last working day in the town, when all signage was removed from the long-serving Market Street building without any pomp or ceremony, as our photographs show. The closure brings to an end the bank’s 180-year link with the town, where it had set up one of its first eight branches on the island of Ireland in 1837, according to Wikipedia. The decision by Ulster Bank to cease operations in the ...

NATIONAL AWARD FOR LARGY’S MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT

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19 May 2017 Comments Off on NATIONAL AWARD FOR LARGY’S MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT
NATIONAL AWARD FOR LARGY’S MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT

A group of students from Largy College, Clones were awarded the national title of Young Social Innovators 2017 for their project, Mend a Mind – It’s a Disorder Not a Decision on Friday last. The project aimed to raise awareness about mental health, in their school and community and to educate people about the mental health issues that are most pertinent to young people. The full story of the students’ success and more photos can be found on page 21. Picture Jason Clarke

WI-FI IS ON ITS WAY TO BALLYBAY AND CLONES

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23 Feb 2017 Comments Off on WI-FI IS ON ITS WAY TO BALLYBAY AND CLONES
WI-FI IS ON ITS  WAY TO BALLYBAY AND CLONES

By Cianna McNally Wi-Fi is on its way to Ballybay and Clones after members of Ballybay-Clones Municipal District approved funding of €20,000 for it this week. A Wi-Fi point will be located on Ballybay’s Main Street centred in the library and will stretch as far as the pedestrian crossing while Clones will have three points – in the old library building on the Diamond, in Clones Branch Library and on Fermanagh Street. This service, which is being delivered through the I.T section of Monaghan County Council, is ...

MINISTER KEEN TO REALISE CLONES HERITAGE POTENTIAL

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2 Feb 2017 Comments Off on MINISTER KEEN TO REALISE CLONES HERITAGE POTENTIAL
MINISTER KEEN TO REALISE CLONES HERITAGE POTENTIAL

The importance of developing the rich heritage potential of Clones was emphasised by Government Minister Heather Humphreys when she visited the town on Monday. The holder of the Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs portfolio was accompanied by the Heritage Council’s Chief Executive Michael Starrett, and Martin Colreavy who is Principal Adviser in the Build Heritage Division of Minister Humphreys’ Department. During the visit, which came on the eve of her announcement of an investment of more than €27 million in town, village and rural recreation projects as part of the ...

CLONES MAN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD

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2 Feb 2017 Comments Off on CLONES MAN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD
CLONES MAN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD

By Cianna McNally A Clones native was recently presented with a prestigious award in recognition of his work on Medical Devices and Innovation. Professor Barry McMahon, who is originally from Cara Street and is son of Bridie and the late Liam McMahon, received a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The university is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary and as part of this is recognising innovation in medicine. Mr McMahon, who is Head of the Department of Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering ...

THREE AND A HALF YEARS’ JAIL FOR CLONES SOLICITOR WHO STOLE €850,000

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20 Jan 2017 Comments Off on THREE AND A HALF YEARS’ JAIL FOR CLONES SOLICITOR WHO STOLE €850,000
THREE AND A HALF YEARS’ JAIL FOR CLONES SOLICITOR WHO STOLE €850,000

A FORMER Clones-based solicitor who defrauded clients of over €850,000 was given three and a half years in prison at Monaghan Circuit Criminal Court last Friday. Paul Madden, aged 50, of The Diamond, Clones, pleaded guilty to 16 separate charges of stealing money from clients at his former practice, Paul Madden & Company, Fitzpatrick Square, Clones on various dates between October 2006 and August 2013. The charges related to thefts from nine separate client accounts, from which a total of €856,871.33 was taken, contrary to Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (Theft ...

CLONES FILM FESTIVAL

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4 Nov 2016 Comments Off on CLONES FILM FESTIVAL

NEW PLAN FOR CASEMENT PARK REVEALED

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28 Oct 2016 Comments Off on NEW PLAN FOR CASEMENT PARK REVEALED
NEW PLAN FOR CASEMENT PARK REVEALED

Michael Fisher Fresh plans have been unveiled by Ulster GAA for the proposed development of Casement Park in Belfast. The new designs are for a provincial stadium that would accommodate up to 34,500 spectators. This is a reduction of 3,500 on original plans that ran into difficulty when they were challenged in court by a group of local residents. The venue has not been used for the past three years and is in poor condition while its future is discussed.   The proposals will be closely watched in Monaghan to see what the ...

‘WE ARE CLONES’ EXHIBITION

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6 Oct 2016 Comments Off on ‘WE ARE CLONES’ EXHIBITION
‘WE ARE CLONES’ EXHIBITION

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys was in Clones library on Monday evening to officially open the ‘We Are Clones’ exhibition, which received funding from her Department. Paintings of various buildings and areas around the town were painted by ten local amateur artists over four weeks and will be on display until next week. See full story by Cianna McNally in next week’s issue.